Last Week's Program



Members, partners, families and friends enjoyed our annual Christmas celebration at the Showgrounds on 18 December.
Many thanks to Allanah for her excellent work in arranging the event and to all those who assisted with the meal service and cleaning up.
Announcements, News and Help Required
Report for Jan 7 Bunnings
Many thanks to our many volunteers.
James and I were at Bunnings shortly after 7 and unpacked the food and eskies.  We were starting to cook and Terry appeared ready for action. 
A short time later we were joined by the rest of the first shift, a prospective member, Jane, Bill and Janine.  Jane took over the cooking and James and I disappeared home for a while to think about packing for our next expedition.
By about 10:30, supplies were running low so we returned via Coles. Jane had cooked most of the sausages and David had stepped up to the plate to do the next shift.  Shift 2 consisting of Heather, David and Janine (who did a double shift) were a fantastic team, with James and I helping as required. 
Shift 3 with  Jenny, who took over the plate, Graeme F - who turned up with an injured foot (and a stool to sit on), James and I. A short time later James headed out for the next top up - it is really hard to know what to expect - and we were steadily busy to 3pm.  It got really quiet and there were 48 sausages cooked or nearly done.  We started to tidy up but then it hit - the final run home!  If we had more supplies we could have sold an additional 50 or so sausages!
There was very little waste and we had a great day of fellowship.  There are more events and so a great opportunity  to have a go and develop your skills! 
Profit after outgoings:
Sausages sold
Susan and James Dunlop
Fundraisers Coming Up
Sat 12 and Sun 13
Classic Truck and Machinery Show at the Showgrounds
See Yannick or let Adrian or John know if you can help
Mon Jan 14
Sausages Bunnings
Waurn Ponds
Mon Jan 21
Sausages Bunnings
Waurn Ponds
Tue Jan 29
Sausages Bunnings
Waurn Ponds
Volunteer organiser needed - there are notes and help is available!
Meeting venue review
President David and President Elect Tony met with The Hub management prior to Christmas to discuss meal pricing and options and other matters relating to the service which The Hub provides to our Club.
Our Club’s Board is considering the recommendations from that meeting and our members will be fully informed of the outcome shortly.

RYLA 13-18 April 2019
This is a personal development program for 18 to 25 year olds about which all attendees speak with great enthusiasm and regard.More details available from Kris Adam.
Rotary Friendship Exchange
A team of 12 Rotarians in Canada (6 from Manitoba, four from Saskatchewan and two from NW Ontario) will be travelling to our District 9780, arriving March 7 and departing March 21, 2019.
The Rotary Club of Geelong East has the opportunity to host these Rotarians when they arrive on the 7th March for several days.  
Hosting is of two kinds.  First, is accommodation. There are five couples and two singles. We require accommodation for two nights for these people.
The second form of hosting may appeal to others.  That it taking the visitors around Geelong and surrounding areas to the locations and events that they have shown an interest in. 
Please email Warren Norton, should you be able to provide either or both forms of hosting. 
Rotary Friendship Exchanges are two-way event.
An Australian team will travel to D5550 sometime during August-September 2019 
Tentative Outbound Dates: Aug. 15 – 29, 2019. The Host Rotary Clubs will be Prince Albert, Hudson Bay, Melfort, and Saskatoon - Meewasin.
You could be part of that team.  You need to advise Warren or Gail Barrett, the Chair of the Rotary Friendship Exchange in District 9780.  You should not leave it too late to register your interest. 
Please consider both the inbound and outbound experiences and in particular, hosting these visiting Rotarians.

Warracknabeal Trip 6 April
Put it in your diary. More details to follow.
Working With Children ("WWC") Checks and Rotary District Insurance requirements
Remember that in addition to members having the WWC check, the District insurance cover requires 3 referees.
Check the easy to follow step by step guide in the email from Janine.
Upcoming Events section in the Bulletin - What's When and Where?
Please give your upcoming Club events to Warren and Bulletin Editor Peter for inclusion in the Upcoming Events.
Give Warren a bio for the guest speakers you arrange for pre-promotion in the Bulletin.
Members are invited to give ideas for speakers.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings
Committee Meetings and Member Talk8 January
Insects in your backyard (Lorraine Phelan) 15 January
No meeting 22 January
Renal Dialysis Centre - Vocational Tour
 29 January
Suzy D'Andrea - Improving Patient outcomes in the community 5 February
Committee meetings - Offsite 12 February
The Ghost of Paul Harris 19 February
Dinner Auction - beneficiary speakers 26 February
Working with different generations 5 March
Committee Meetings and Member Talk 12 March
R.J. Vague Award 19 March
New Members Meeting 26 March
Social Evening 2 April
Committee meetings - Offsite 9 April
Pride & Professionalism Award 16 April
To be Confirmed 23 April
No Meeting 30 April
Trainee of the Year Award 7 May
Committee Meetings and Member Talk 14 May
  21 May
  28 May
Social Evening 4 June
Committee meetings - Offsite 11 June
  18 June
  25 June
Change Over Dinner 2 July
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
8 January, 2019 
15 January, 2019 
22 January, 2019 
Meeting Topic
Committee Meetings and Member Talk 
 Lorraine Phelan -  Insects in Your Backyard
No meeting 
Adam Koch 
Ross Taylor 
Peter Funston 
Keith Dawson 
John Birrell  
Liz Sykes 
Room & Hosting
Robyn Campbell 
Laurent Franklin 
Member Talk
Sue Hill 
Attendance for our meeting of 11 December
Present: 27
Percentage: 62.22
Apologies: Kris Adam, Bill Bailey, Harrie Farnaby, Laurent Franklin, Peter Gillham, Jonathan Hepner, Adrian Innes, Bruce King, Adam Koch, Maxine Leske, Eddie Loughnan, Colin McElhinney, Gary Newton, Sam Ramondetta, Andrew Rofe, Graham Thomson and Andrew Thornton.
Leave of Absence: Warren Norton (to 19 February)
Attendance for our meeting of 18 December
Present: 22
Percentage: 52.27
Apologies: Jenny Acopian, Kris Adam, Bill Bailey, Peter Cook, Stan Deans, Sue and James Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Peter Funston, Peter Gillham, Jonathan Hepner, Adrian Innes, Bruce King, Adam Koch, Maxine Leske, Eddie Loughnan, Colin McElhinney, Gary Newton, Sam Ramondetta and Andrew Rofe.
Leave of Absence: Warren Norton (to 19 February)
Birthdays: Many happy returns to Glenda Carroll for 9 January.
Wedding Anniversaries: Congratulations to Graeme & Lyn Fleet who celebrated 57 years on 6 January and to Keith & Gail Dawson who clock up 16 years on 12 January.
Rotary Anniversaries: None in the coming week.